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Year : 1990  |  Volume : 32  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 309-312

Post Traumatic Hyperactive Delirium

1 Psychiatrist, (Former)MCMR Project, Department of Neurosurgery. Govt. Rajaji Hospital, Madurai, India
2 Chief Investigator, (Former)MCMR Project, Department of Neurosurgery. Govt. Rajaji Hospital, Madurai, India

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S Sabhesan
Psychiatrist, (Former)MCMR Project, Department of Neurosurgery. Govt. Rajaji Hospital, Madurai
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PMID: 21927482

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Hyperactive delirium following head injury is a common problem during the early recovery phase. Twenty-nine patients who evinced hyperactive delirium were prospectively followed up during; their stay In the hospital. Compared with controls, alcohol dependence was significantly more among these patients. Occurrence of delirium was related to the generalized cerebral disturbances; due to diffuse damage in acceleration injuries and due to metabolic or post-seizure disturbances in contact injuries. Follow-up of these patients showed that psychiatric problems were more common among them.



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